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Civil Society Forum Meets To strengthen Migration Governance

In order to discover the most effective methods for enhancing Nigeria’s migration governance, the Civil Society Network on Migration and Development held its annual Civil Society Forum yesterday.

A number of significant players in the field of migration governance attended the forum’s inaugural event in 2021, and this year is no different.

Dr. Emeka Xris Obiezu the CSONetMADE’s National Coordinator, thanked the federal government for recognizing CSOs as significant partners in the regulation of migration in his speech.

He said that without influence from outside sources, the Forum would let the participants evaluate and criticize their viewpoints on immigration policy.

The national coordinator stated that the 10 point statement from the Forum that was released during the 2021 event has been incorporated into national policy.

Hajia Sadiya Umar Faruq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disater Management and Social Development said the federal government was taking the issue of migration seriously because of the continued increase in the world population and the crisis in some parts of the world.

Represented by a Deputy Director in the ministry, Mr. Charles Anaelo, also commended the contributions of the CSOs in the migration governance and assured that their inputs, as it will be contained in the communique to be issued at the end of the deliberations, would be part of the national policy on migration.

Speakers at the event including the representatives of the Swiss Embassy in Nigeria, International Organisation on Migration(IOM), the European Union, and NACTAL, believe that the deliberations would promote effective and sustainable migration governance in Nigeria through the Technical Working Group.

This year’s event has its theme as ‘CSOs’ role and contributions in achieving sustainable migration governance through the Technical Working Group on Migration and Development.

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